The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
4.5
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
About
One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford.... Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on the annals of Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events the "Rebellion Experience" at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed. On your visit you will learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces, and learn the significance of the nearby Vinegar Hill Battlefield.
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  • saintstreaky
    Bath, United Kingdom85 contributions
    Surprise gem
    Visited on the strength of previous reviews here, and were not disappointed. This small, tucked-away location provided us with a huge amount of history. The tour was self-guided (perhaps because we visited in the off-season) but the exhibits literally spoke for themselves. You probably only need an hour or so, but for a very small entry fee this is a wonderful attraction.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • KB1001011
    4 contributions
    A little gem in Enniscorthy
    Great exhibition centre with the most realistic battle recreation I have seen. The mannequins look so life-like ! The exhibition highlights a point in history where Nationalism and Unionism took form.. The exhibition staff were very helpful and informative. There's a carpark at the Centre, which is very handy.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • jessie
    70 contributions
    Left with More Questions than Answers
    After reading all the reviews we decided to visit the museum and find out more about the 1798 Rebellion. I felt like it could have been good but somehow just missed the mark. We spent 9 days in Ireland and this was probably the most dissappointing place we visited. I would not recommend unless its rainy outside and you are looking for shelter.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Michael C
    3 contributions
    ENLIGHTENMENT EXPLAINED in an Irish context …….
    If you want an easy and entertaining way to understand more about the 1798 Rebellion this is the place to visit. The staff are particularly helpful. From we walked in the door we were offered help before we needed it. A great location …A fantastic experience … If you are in Enniscorthy its a must visit….
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
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Michael C
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you want an easy and entertaining way to understand more about the 1798 Rebellion this is the place to visit. The staff are particularly helpful. From we walked in the door we were offered help before we needed it. A great location …A fantastic experience … If you are in Enniscorthy its a must visit….
Written 24 September 2023
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jessie
70 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
After reading all the reviews we decided to visit the museum and find out more about the 1798 Rebellion. I felt like it could have been good but somehow just missed the mark. We spent 9 days in Ireland and this was probably the most dissappointing place we visited. I would not recommend unless its rainy outside and you are looking for shelter.
Written 18 September 2023
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Wanderer783934
47 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were looking forward to visiting and finding out information on the rebellion BUT so disappointed in the presentation. The audio commentary over lapped so you couldn’t understand and the lighting in displays was not focused or missing. Some of the displays were not working . We left not knowing what happened. Advised the reception of our visit. The reply was after COVID the display was not the same as touch screens have been taken away and the video is old and needs upgrading.
Written 5 September 2023
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KB1001011
4 contributions
Jul 2023
Great exhibition centre with the most realistic battle recreation I have seen. The mannequins look so life-like ! The exhibition highlights a point in history where Nationalism and Unionism took form.. The exhibition staff were very helpful and informative. There's a carpark at the Centre, which is very handy.
Written 3 August 2023
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saintstreaky
Bath, UK85 contributions
Mar 2023
Visited on the strength of previous reviews here, and were not disappointed. This small, tucked-away location provided us with a huge amount of history. The tour was self-guided (perhaps because we visited in the off-season) but the exhibits literally spoke for themselves. You probably only need an hour or so, but for a very small entry fee this is a wonderful attraction.
Written 22 March 2023
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GeraldineM53
Dublin, Ireland197 contributions
Aug 2022
Excellent exhibition - with guide (Emmet) and recordings. Very well organised exhibition - give yourself enough time to read various historical notes. Obviously an amount of money spent on this place - shame it isnt better advertised / attended. Great value for money
Written 11 August 2022
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856annemg
Newry, United Kingdom40 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The content is superb - the presentation in all its various forms is among the best we have ever seen - anywhere!
This is an absolute ‘must-see’ exhibition.
Written 18 July 2022
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hebburnbhoy
Derry12 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Tour guide Derek was a fountain of knowledge and enthusiasm. It wouldn’t have been the same without the guide, even though the scriptures were very informative. Great place and decent value for the entry fee (€6)
Written 9 June 2022
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Sean M
The Netherlands56 contributions
Oct 2021
Surprisingly good. You need to take your time and listen to the various recordings and really be up for absorbing a lot of information, but it was fascinating. A piece of Irish history that I knew almost nothing about.

They did a good job putting it into the broader context of Europe and the U.S. as well as making it come alive.

Staff also extremely friendly and helpful.
Written 2 January 2022
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Becky Phelan
Waterford, Ireland19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I drove to Wexford from Waterford specifically to come here based on reputation alone and I was more than happy with my visit. The pretty but unassuming exterior to the building hid a wealth of information inside. The historical content was incredibly compiled and very specific. The way the information was given to guests used a creative, multidisciplinary approach including voice-over narrators, scenes filmed and projected onto sets (with irish actors young and old) that made you feel as if these people were talking to you, interactive moments (buttons to push and listen, costume rails, etc - not in use during Covid but great to see!), and the artistry and creativity of the varying rooms is made with care and really takes you on a journey. You really get a sense of every person that was responsible for making the museum possible for the curator/owner. To top it all off, the lady and gentleman at the front desk were so friendly and knowledgeable. They made sure we were entertained from the moment we received our tickets - an absolute credit to the museum. One of the best museums in Ireland, hands down.
Written 13 October 2021
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THE NATIONAL 1798 REBELLION CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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  • Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00